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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Anaphylactic Shock

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Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

ECT -electroconvulsi: ve therapy is a treatment option used for resistant depression, mania and psychosis. It is safe and fast to produce effects in severely ill patients, and side effects are limited to some memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Anaphylactic Shock (Definition)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, whole-body allergic reaction to a chemical that has become an allergen. After being exposed to a substance such as bee sting venom, the person's immune system becomes sensitized to it. When the person is exposed to that allergen again, an allergic reaction may occur. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure, is severe, and ...Read more


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Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Failed tykocin  therapy for afib ablation not an   option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered  side effect? Any other options

Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate ). ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read more

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Which treatments for anaphylactoid reactions are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for anaphylactoid reactions are most cost-effective?

Irrelevant: Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions can be life threatening, so cost is not a logical consideration. Prompt treatment by a professional is necessary. The exact nature of the treatment will depend on the cause of the reaction. ...Read more

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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

Infusion therapy: If the patient is rebounding, inpatient management or ambulatory infusion treatment may be required. It is safe, evidence based and effective in the majority cases. Major concerns are: comorbid medical illness that may require monitoring and allows only short-term follow-up. I use modified Meyers cocktail for my patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

Need to find cause: First see md to find what the cause may be and treat that. In the meantime, if antiemetics failed, then there is acupressure along the underside of the wrist. If severe, need to address dehydration and see md would be highly recommended. But key is to find what is causing it. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

Talk to your doctor : Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

No: Acute leukemia is a rapidly fatal disease if not treated promptly with chemotherapy. I know of no effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

What are some alternative treatment for acute leukaemia?

None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few weeks to months of being diagnosed. Today, almost all patients get into remission. About 40% of patients with the most aggressive types will be cured with no evidence of leukemia 5 years from diagnosis. Some easier to treat types have 80-90% cute rate. ...Read more

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Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Whoa: If you truly have Addison's, your life depends on your getting a low dose of a glucocoricoid. You make these naturally and if you're having a "reaction", the problem may be with the dose. I see that you are also taking methotrexate -- very seriou stuff -- and lidocaine patches. You need a relationship with a physician who you can trust and who can work carefully with you. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Not really!: Hives are divided into acute (<6 wks) and chronic (>6 wks). Acute usually are self-limited and go away on their own. Chronic could be due to other health problems, so see your doctor. If there is a known trigger it is treated/removed. If no known trigger, then treatment is usually with a non-sedating antihistamine to suppress the hives. No alternative therapies have been found efficacious. ...Read more

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What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment option for allergic rhinitis if medications have failed?

What's the best treatment option for allergic rhinitis if medications have failed?

Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy or allergy shots is an option for patients that fail medical management. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?

For adjunct therapy for anaphylaxis during prehospital treatment (not in ambulance)Would you prescribe your patient benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or injection?

Anaphylaxis: mainstay treatment is epinephrine IM, antihistamines administered by any route would help, preferably oral if patient can swallow till ambulance arrives or reach the hospital, best wishes ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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What are the alternative medicines for twinrix (injection)?

What are the alternative medicines for twinrix (injection)?

Twinrix: Twinrix is a combination vaccine of Hep A and Hep B. There is no other similar vaccine and you could immunize pt with separate Hep B vaccine and separate Hep A vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for anaphylaxis?

Epinephrine: It comes in an autoinjector, such as epipen, (epinephrine) auviq and generic adrenaclick. You need a prescription for any of them , talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis go away on its own, without emergency treatment?

No: True anaphylaxis is a life threatening emergency by definition. There are other forms of allergy that are less serious, and some are called "anaphylactoid" but true anaphylaxis requires emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Can a person have anaphylaxis and survive without medical treatment (presuming medical treatment isn't available)?

Can a person have anaphylaxis and survive without medical treatment (presuming medical treatment isn't available)?

Yes: A person can survive. Death is usually from cardiac arrest, which is caused by the body's reaction to the trigger. Normal physiological "breaks" will reverse the reaction, but anaphylaxis is deadly because cardiac arrest can occur before the "breaks" go into effect. Even if survived, the next anaphylactic reaction to the same trigger can be even more exaggerated and the luck may run out ...Read more

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What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

What is involved with desensitization therapy when one's reaction to bee stings is anaphylaxis?

Venom allergy shots: Venom immunotherapy (venom shots) is recommended for patients with systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Once testing has determined which stinging insects someone is allergic to, gradually increasing doses of venom are injected in the allergists office according to varying schedules. Once the maintenance dosage is reached injections are generally given every 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fast acting and is a good adjunct to epinephrine. However for the days following a severe allergic reaction, Zyrtec is great as it lasts a longer amount of time than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doesn't make you as sleepy. Atarax is fine but is a prescription medication and not indicated for acute allergic reaction ...Read more

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Help please! what drug is used to treat anaphylactic shock?

Epinephrine: Is the drug of choice to treat anaphylaxis, you need a prescription for it. ...Read more

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Could you explain physiologically what is happening in the body during anaphylactic shock?

Could you explain physiologically what is happening in the body during anaphylactic shock?

Complex: The pathophysiology of anaphylaxis is complex. It involves the release a lot of many biologically potent mediators from cells like mast cells and eosinophils. These in turn act on tissues like blood vessels causing dilation with a resultant drop in blood pressure and smooth muscles throughout the body such as in the bronchioles causing them to constrict. Multiple organs are affected. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat anaphylactic shock?

Several options: There are several medications that can be used depending upon the severity of the reaction. Epinephrine is the main medication that is used to treat anaphylaxis. Additional medications can be used including antihistamines and steroids. ...Read more

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How easily can anaphylactic shock kill a person?

Yes: This is a life threatening reaction, you need to have an epinpephrine autoinjector and then call 911. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever gone into anaphylactic shock and died in a couple of minutes?

Has anyone ever gone into anaphylactic shock and died in a couple of minutes?

Yes...: This can happen if the airway is quickly and severely compromised. This is why it is important to have an epi pen available for anyone who has had this reaction. See your doctor so this can be prescribed. It can be life-saving! ...Read more

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For how long after anaphylactic shock we expect after effects & what after effects?

1-2 days: Developing anaphylactic reactions involves many organs, depending how severe the reaction was. If it was treated as out patient and did not need intubation, usually a few hours to a day the person feels tired. If the person was ill enough to be intubated and admitted to the hospital, the time to resuscitation is key for brain preservation. So it is variable. ...Read more

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How to know if i had a anaphylactic shock or not, how to know if I should use epi-pen?

How to know if i had a anaphylactic shock or not, how to know if I should use epi-pen?

Hard to know: The best way to prove anaphylaxis is to demonstrate elevated tryptase levels (blood test) at the time of the reaction. Often, this test is not done as symptoms and timing with suspected trigger is enough to diagnose and treat. If one suspects they have had an anaphylactic reaction (now resolved), then they should urgently discuss with a physician to see if epi prescription is needed. ...Read more

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Anaphylactic shock from spring allergies? Is that possible?

Anaphylactic shock from spring allergies?  Is that possible?

Unlikely: Anaphylaxis is usually caused by stinging insects, foods, or medications. Spring allergens in the U.S. Are usually tree pollens. A systemic reaction to airborne pollens would be exceedingly unusual. ...Read more

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If you have severe allergies, how likely is it that you'll go into anaphylactic shock?

Anaphylaxis risk : Unless you have already experienced a severe systemic allergic response, otherwise kniwn as anaphylaxis, your risk of having a life-threatening reaction is likely to be small. If you already had a test showing some impressive reactions, the higher the reaction, the greater your risk, but even with very high numbers, not every person will get a severe systemic when exposed. Avoid ; carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What to do if i once got hives from eating crab. Can i ever go into anaphylactic shock if i eat it again?

Crab: Your crab allergy can worsen with recurrent exposure, be careful and avoid it, you may need to get tested to find out what other shellfish you can react to also. See an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more